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My Audacious Plan to Grow The Wright Center for Women’s Health

My Dearest Reader,

Dr. Kimberly WrightI am embarking upon an exceedingly difficult task. The world thinks I am insane. But I see what I want out there and I know I can get it. Sure, there are obstacles in my way, but I know I can make this happen. My 10-year target is to be recognized as America’s Preferred Women’s Center for Executive Level Testing and Quality Care. Notice, it is not about money, it is just about getting it right.

I have talked to team members, advisors, friends, business coaches, mentors, and strangers. I have been told repeatedly this is not right. You cannot do this; it will never work. I feel like I am alone, and no one can understand. Everyone thinks I am crazy.

The truth of the matter is what I am doing does defy all logic. Not 100% sure it is the right thing to do myself, but my gut is telling me it is right. My gut is saying this is the way to go. And why should I not hire for what I want as opposed to hiring for what I currently have?

My experience too, albeit minimal due to cost constraints, has also played a role in me seeing that this undertaking is the right path.  I hired our Chief Operations Officer, Chas. Everyone always said that a small doctor’s office, a tiny practice like mine has an office manager and at times not even that.

And truly when I did have an office manager, I had someone who was my babysitter, turned personal assistant and then became my office manager and that took me so far. But then I knew I needed something someone with more experience, so being that shoot for the moon person that I am,  I went for a COO.

Even the recruiters who I used to hire Chas said my company was too small for a COO, but now I have him and he has made a huge difference! Surely that counts for something toward this Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) of “hiring up”. If it worked for one position, why not try it for 10 more? Would I not get 10 times the result or even better?

Oh sorry, I guess I have not told you what my BHAG is yet. I want to hire a team of Superstars! Here is the problem, this team of superstars, it would be like hiring Einstein to dig holes. Einstein is not trying to dig any holes. However, I believe in my heart that there is an Einstein out there, that would be fine with digging holes and dig them better, easier, faster, simpler, than the best hole digger in the world.

I believe that it would be easier to find a superb premium hole digger among hole digging Einsteins than it would be to find the same among hole diggers. Not to mention the fact that being a small company, it is more likely there are other things that Einstein can help with in addition to digging the holes.

Perhaps he can dig in on writing the policies and procedures behind digging those holes. There is less of a chance that the hole digger has a multitude of other capabilities in which he can contribute in other ways. Why would one not hire Einstein to dig the holes if there are other ways that he is more likely to contribute to the growth of the organization?

Some may say this is a waste of money, or in my case financial suicide. My naysayers say why hire Einstein when the hole digger would be a lot more affordable? Because it is not about the money. It is about getting it right. Worst case scenario, Einstein gets bored of digging the holes, but in the meantime, he has written the best standard operating procedures and intellectual progression so that the next person who comes along, any hole digger can get this right. He makes it foolproof. Therefore, I am willing to pay for the best. One day hiring the hole digger may make sense, but right now, I am looking for Einstein.

Okay, you are probably thinking how all of this talk about hole diggers and Einstein relates to a medical practice. Allow me to put the rest of this into a simpler question and answer form regarding our practice and personalized luxury healthcare.

What type of positions are we trying to fill?

We are looking for roles that you would typically see in a small medical practice, but we are looking for credentials that would have expertise and credentials that typically would be at a higher pay scale than someone typically filling such role. For example:

  • CFO for Biller and Coder
  • Chief Experience Officer for Greeter
  • Lab Manager for Phlebotomist
  • Nursing Supervisor for Clinical Lead
  • Operations Manager for Receptionist/Scheduler
  • Physician for Provider Lead
  • Registered Nurse for Medical Assistant

Why not hire for the exact role that you are looking for?

At The Wright Center all roles must be carried out in a much more advanced way than the traditional roles of that particular seat. This is a must to meet our core values and aspirations of Personalized Luxury Healthcare. I guess this is answering a question with a question but why would we not hire for where and who we want to be in 10 years as opposed to where we currently are now?

Why would anyone choose to work in a place where they are required to work in a seat that is typically below them on the accountability chart?

  • You want the opportunity to get it right.
  • You love the idea of helping to grow a company and perfecting the processes and procedures of that seat so that one day it will be that much easier for you to lead, manage and hold accountable the next person in that seat.
  • It is a part of your job and you have a great work ethic.
  • You really enjoy that particular seat and it may be a part of your Unique Ability.
  • It can potentially be less stressful than the seats you have held in the past.
  • You find it rewarding.
  • You want to be a part of something that is growing and where your contribution makes a big impact.

I am intrigued by this concept of “Hiring Up”, What should I do if I want to learn more?

Go to our hiring page and see if any of the positions are right for you and if so, please apply!

Thank you for reading and I look forward to sharing more of The Wright Center’s growth, filling you in on how this “Hiring Up” plan evolves and if following my gut was truly the right way to go.

Appreciatively yours,

Dr. Wright

Exceptional Staff Member of the Month!

Our Exceptional Staff Member of the month is Katie! Here is what the staff had to say:

  • I love Katie, so sweet and cheerful!
  • Well deserved! Katie is a great leader!
  • She’s always willing to help and does a great job with guests and ultrasounds
  • Katie is so sweet and always willing to help out everyone in the office. She also is extremely personable to all our guests and makes them feel welcome and special. I LOVE working with her!
  • Katie is awesome! She’s hardworking and is always ready to help whenever needed. She deserves it.
  • Katie is always willing to take time out of her day to help others with anything they need!
  • Katie is one exceptional person: gentle, humble, always on top of ultrasound follow ups! To me she is the exceptional team member every month with the way she handles everything!
  • Katie is one of the most hard working people I know. She is kind and compassionate and very easy to work with!

Request an appointment or call 630-687-9595 and experience why our clients made Katie the Exceptional team member of the month!

EOS Quarterly Meeting

Our Leadership team, which includes Dr. Wright, Chas Manning: Integrator/COO, Darchell Darby PA-C: Clinical Director and Katelyn Mais: Sonographer lead met for 12 hours straight last Thursday, working through lunch and dinner for their EOS Quarterly meeting. 

During this EOS Session many things were covered but the bulk of this particular conference was spent on refining an effective accountability chart, reviewing the core values, and setting our quarterly rocks. 

It is infinitely exciting to be a part of an organization which employs such productive quarterly planning sessions that helps our leadership team become healthier, execute better and resolve issues permanently. It’s truly a powerful beautiful thing.

Curcumin SF

All curcumins are not created equal. Although used for centuries as an ingredient in Asia, most forms are poorly absorbed in the bloodstream, whether coming from food or a nutritional supplement. Curcumin-SF has a 29x greater absorption rate compared to ordinary curcumin.
When taken daily, Curcumin-SF helps maintain a healthy inflammatory response throughout the body. Curcumin enhances the activity of the COMT enzyme, which helps metabolize estrogen via methylation (the main way gene activity is adjusted during life!) in both men and women. In turn, it protects cells from DNA damage from improper estrogen metabolism.
Click here or call our office today to schedule an appointment or telehealth visit with one of our providers to see if this supplement could benefit you!

Iodine+

The thyroid gland takes the iodine you ingest and converts it into two hormones—thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). T4 and T3 regulate our body’s metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Every cell in the body depends on T3 and T4, so if it doesn’t have enough, it isn’t functioning well. Iodine+ also contains two other essential ingredients—selenium and zinc. Selenium and zinc are also needed to help with the formation of active thyroid hormone T3.
When taken daily, Iodine+ provides the body with a substantial amount of iodine to promote healthy hormone production. Moreover, iodine supports healthy breast tissue by up-regulating proteins involved in estrogen metabolism.
 Even healthy eaters may be at risk. Some foods can cause a relative iodine deficiency by binding to iodine, which can make the bound iodine inaccessible for thyroid hormone production. These foods include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, soy, peanuts, pine nuts, turnips, and rutabaga, although cooking these foods tends to make them less apt to do this.
Click here or call our office today to schedule an appointment or telehealth visit with one of our providers to see if this supplement could benefit you!

Vampire Facial

The Vampire Facial is one of our staff favorites! “The vampire facial was great! My skin is not as red and is overall more evenly toned. It has also completely resolved my dry peeling skin.” Click here or call 630-687-9595 to schedule your Vampire Facial today!

Omega 3+ CoQ10

Research has established the critical role of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in supporting cardiovascular health and blood vessel elasticity. The compound Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an intracellular (meaning present in your cells) antioxidant that’s essential for the health of tissues and organs. It particularly benefits those cells that are most metabolically active, such as those in the heart muscle.
When taken daily, Omega 3+ CoQ10 promotes normal heart function, blood vessel function, and brain health. The DHA and EPA are extracted from the purest fish oil sources available through molecular distillation to ensure the removal of cholesterol and contaminants, including PCBs and heavy metals. CoQ10 is stored in the mitochondria—your cell’s power source—where one of its primary functions is to generate energy for the cells. Because your body’s natural production of CoQ10 tends to decrease as you age, combining CoQ10 with pure fish oil helps your body absorb and use CoQ10 better!
Click here or call our office today to schedule an appointment or telehealth visit with one of our providers to see if this supplement could benefit you!

Arterosil

The endothelial glycocalyx is the protective non-stick lining of your veins and arteries that inhibits cholesterol and other particles from adhering to or penetrating the endothelial wall. It is a delicate structure that can be damaged under many conditions, such as high blood glucose, oxidative stress, and inflammation. When taken daily, arterosil HP delivers the building blocks necessary to help strengthen the artery wall’s protective barrier and may help support healthy circulation, skin, and sexual function.
Click here or call our office today to schedule an appointment or telehealth visit with one of our providers to see if this supplement could benefit you!

Feeling Stressed? Consider Autonomic Nervous System Testing

As we continue to make our way through the Coronavirus pandemic we are hearing from many of our guests that they feel their levels of stress and anxiety has increased.  You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?

Because the “fight or flight” response that is manifested through stress and anxiety is so powerful, it can cause your body to react in extreme ways. Typically, patients who are exhibiting symptoms of long-term, chronic stress will often complain of:

  • Headaches
  • Low energy
  • Upset stomach, including diarrhea or constipation
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of sexual desire

A powerful side effect of stress and anxiety can be a break down of the body’s immune system. Something none of us need as we work to avoid COVID-19. 

One test that can help us get a look into a guest’s nervous system Autonomic Nervous System Test or ANS. There’s a lot to know about this test, and we’ve provided a pretty comprehensive look at it on our website where we answer questions like:

What is the Autonomic Nervous System?

The ANS is comprised of the nerves that control the function of the internal organs including our heart, intestines, stomach, bladder, sexual organs, and sweat glands. The ANS plays an essential role in keeping the body’s internal environment optimal via monitoring and maintaining proper temperature, electrolyte balance, blood glucose, blood oxygen concentration, blood carbon dioxide concentration, pH, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate to name a few. As you can see, the nervous system is complex and the ANS plays a huge role in keeping us alive and healthy.

What is an ANS Test?

An ANS test is a simple, painless, and essentially effortless test that we perform in our office. This test consists of having you sit down and place your feet on metal plate. There is also a component where you have your blood pressure monitored. Your heart rate and vascular health can easily be assessed with a pulse ox device on your finger while you perform different breathing patterns. It takes less than 15 minutes and is painless and non-invasive while providing us with important information.

Why is an ANS Performed?

We perform ANS testing because of the vast amount of information it gives us. ANS testing looks at ANS activity, mental stress, vascular health, insulin resistance, and sudomotor function. We get individual scores for each of these components of the ANS and are then able to assess these areas individually. ANS testing allows us to identify areas of the ANS that could be improved on and help you optimize your health.

What Are the Benefits of an ANS Test?

The main benefit of this test is the early detection of ANS diseases, damage, and dysfunction. Since the ANS is not a system that is easily observed, early detection of dysfunction can enable medical providers to help you make changes in your life to prevent disease or early death. Every disease state affects the ANS in some way and this testing helps us identify early, subtle signs of disease.

How Often Should I Get an ANS Test?

Generally, we recommend having an ANS test performed once per year, usually during your Complete Health Assessment prior to your annual. There are some circumstances where the frequency of ANS testing is increased and if necessary, your provider will discuss this with you.

How Much Does an ANS Test Cost?

Here at the Wright Center for Woman’s Health, we bill your insurance for the cost of the ANS test. Since we see so much value in this test and the powerful information we receive, we make the ANS test available to all of our guests at no out of pocket cost to them.

2020 EOS Virtual Conference

Doing our part with social distancing, Dr. Wright and Chas are attending their first ever virtual conference. They were originally to be in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2020 EOS Conference until Shelter in Place orders changed things. EOS stands for Entrepreneurial Operating System. This is a business model with a complete set of simple business tools and proven business processes to align and synchronize all the pieces of our business to produce the results we want to make sure we’re giving you the best experience. 

We are very fortunate to be able to attend this conference reinforcing what we’re already doing. Experience this holistic business model. Click here or call 630-687-9595 to schedule an appointment. 

We love learning how to be better. We look forward to sharing our better with you. 

Call Us At (630) 687-9595

COVID-19 Updates

The Wright Center for Women’s Health remains open as we closely monitor the detection and spread of Coronavirus-19. There is no need to cancel your appointment unless you are sick with fever, cough, or having trouble breathing. If you are sick with these symptoms, please do not come to the office and call us to let us know at (630) 687-9595. If you have reason to think you might have been exposed to Coronavirus, do not come to the office – please contact us at (630) 687-9595. Please click here for more information.

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